Film Studies and Screenwriting
CJ Johnson is the host of Movieland on the ABC, film critic for Tony Delroy’s Nightlife, a regular contributor to magazines and websites internationally, and the co-author of And The Oscar Didn’t Go To. His film blog Film Mafia (www.filmmafia.com.au) is widely read internationally, with hundreds of thousands of views to date.
Movieland can be heard Saturdays at 7:30pm on digital local networked ABC radio around Australia, online, and the Podcast version can be subscribed to on iTunes.
And The Oscar Didn’t Go To; is available on all eBook platforms including Amazon, iTunes, Sony, Barnes and Noble and many others.
CJ’s plays as writer include The Dog Logs, The Young Tycoons, Hollywood Ending, La La Land, Backpacker and Barnesy The Harbour and You. They have been performed in every state and territory of Australia, on Norfolk Island, and in New York, Bangalore, London, Zagreb and Belgrade. His one-man show Kinski and Iwon the Sydney Fringe Theatre Award 2014.
CJ’s short films include The Bris which premiered as part of Cinema Des Antipodes at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival; Saturday Night Newtown Sunday Morning Enmore (Winner, Best Film: 14thIndependents Film Festival, Florida 2007; 12thCanberra Short Film Festival 2007; 7th Bondi Short Film Festival 2007); Festival favourite and multiple Best Film runner-up The Game; Do Not Pass Go; Spring Bride and Pass The Salt. His feature screenplay Scene Stealers was developed by Screen Australia through their Springboard program. He co-directed the 2009 feature film Before The Rain.